No specific scheme is being implemented to boost the contribution of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector towards manufacturing in the field of defence under the ‘Make-in-India programme, the government told the Lok Sabha today. “At present, there is no specific scheme implemented by the Ministry of MSME to boost micro, small and medium enterprises sector’s contribution towards indigenous manufacturing in defence under the ‘Make in India’ programme,” Minister of State for MSME Giriraj Singh said while replying to questions.
He said defence manufacturing is one of the 25 sectors identified for ‘Make in India’ programme. The Ministry of Defence has framed the Defence Procurement Procedure – 2016 which aims at enhancing the role of MSMEs in the defence sector.
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However, he said there are various schemes being implemented by the Ministry of MSME such as National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme, MSME Cluster Development Programme and Technology Centre Systems Programme for promotion and development of MSME across various sectors including defence.